The Grierson Award recognises films with integrity, originality, and social or cultural significance.
The Armstrong Lie and Teenage
Aatsinki: The Story Of Arctic Cowboys
(Country: US, Finland; Year: 2013; Director: Jessica Oreck; Writer: Jessica Oreck)
In the forests of Finnish Lapland, brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki carry on the generations-old tradition of reindeer herding. These modern cowboys maintain an intricate bond with the environment that has allowed them to preserve their lifestyle in one of the harshest climates imaginable. This documentary charts a year in their lives.
The Armstrong Lie
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Alex Gibney; Writer: Peter Elkind; Stars: Lance Armstrong)
Study of the cyclist that was being shot when the doping scandal broke.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Frederick Wiseman)
Documentary examining the University of California, Berkeley, from multiple angles - the administrators, the students, the surrounding community.
Cutie And The Boxer
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Zachary Heinzerling; Stars: Ushio Shinohara, Noriko Shinohara)
Two fiercely creative artists continue to spar after 40 years spent head over heels in love.
Here Be Dragons
(Year: 2013; Director: Mark Cousins)
Mark Cousins turns explorer as his voyage to Albania takes him under the skin of the country’s fragile cinematic culture.
Cutie And The Boxer and The Missing Picture
La Maison De La Radio
(Country: France, Japan; Year: 2012; Director: Nicolas Philibert)
A journey into the creative interior of Radio France.
(Country: US, UK; Year: 2013; Director: Greg Barker)
This espionage tale goes inside the CIA’s long conflict against al-Qaeda, as revealed by the remarkable women and men whose secret war against Osama bin Laden started nearly a decade before most of us even knew his name.
The Missing Picture (L'Image Manquante)
(Country: Cambodia, France; Year: 2013; Director: Rithy Panh)
The director uses animation to present a dispassionate portrayal of the horrific experiences his own family suffered under Pol Pot’s regime.
My Fathers, My Mother And Me
(Country: Austria; Year: 2012; Director: Paul-Julien Robert; Writer: Paul-Julien Robert)
A man revisits the former residents of the experimental 1970s free-love commune in which he grew up.
(Country: Russia, Germany, Czech Republic; Year: 2013; Director: Vitaly Manskiy)
Director Vitaly Manskiy sets off on the trail of the Trans-Siberian gas pipeline to find out what it’s like for ordinary people living in its vicinity.
Aatsinki: The Story Of Arctic Cowboys and Manhunt
(Country: US, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Matt Wolf; Writer: Jon Savage, Matt Wolf; Stars: Narrated by actors Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw, Julia Hummer and Jesse Usher)
A social history of the teenager.
Ukraine Is Not A Brothel
(Country: Australia, Ukraine; Year: 2013; Director: Kitty Green; Stars: Inna Shevchenko, Sasha Shevchenko, Anna Hutsol, Oksana Shachko)
Documentary about the Ukrainian female activists of Femen.